ELOY, Ariz. — One person has died in a skydiving accident in Arizona where parachutists were attempting to set a world record.
World Team spokeswoman Gulcin Gilbert said one skydiver died in the accident but had no further details.Comment on this story
The accident occurred Thursday during an attempt to break a world record for what is called a "formation jump."
A group of 220 people from about a dozen countries free-fall from about 18,000 feet, then come together in a formation before separating and doing another formation. They then pull their parachutes.
Skydive Arizona in Eloy has been the site of other skydiving deaths in recent months.
Two skydivers — from Germany and the United Kingdom — died in November as their parachutes collapsed and they fell to their deaths during an attempt to set a jump record.